Ahhhhh, I so needed a relaxing day to just “chill” and get back to nature. My brain was on fire and I was always on the go the last few days. After working on some projects this morning I needed to get done, I decided to go to one of my favorite spots. I love it because hardly anyone is ever there. As a matter of fact, while I was reading by the water in one of my quieter spots here, I heard a hello. I did jump but it was a father and his son. He was just warning me that they were there so I was aware. Sorry, I was engrossed in my book laying on my
pillow backpack on a beautiful rock with my feet dangling in the water. They were doing some exploring too. Why is this place fantastic?? Well, I love it because, again, hardly anyone is here. It is like a hidden gem. I call it my secret waterfall spot. I have NEVER brought anyone here. If I do, they will be special people who I know will appreciate it and want some quiet/reflection time, too. I want to keep this place hidden. Also, it is close to home. Three, where else can you explore caves, walk on great trails, see and hear waterfalls, get wet (the water could have been warmer for the 4th of July!), and read? Also, I think I did snooze for a few minutes while laying on one of my favorite rocks in the creek. Oops :-). Also, with all the rain the area has received lately, near the falls the water was deep – I was up past my shorts in spots and could have gone in deeper. I forgot the bathing suit though – next time! By the way, this book The Boys in the Boat is great! I just got it at one of the airports the other day. I am so enjoying it! I will write about it soon!
It was wonderful day! I am glad to be back and have this long weekend to chill before another professional development day at work on Monday. I also have to go in for curriculum work on Thursday. Saturday, I have to travel to a cursillo team meeting. I have this feeling that this summer is going to fly by. I have to make the most of my days off! I plan on doing lots of hiking. We need time to just relax and take in the sights around us.
Now, it is time to go to a friend’s house for some fireworks fun. It is supposed to rain tomorrow, so we are celebrating a day early. Plus, they want to do this for me before I leave on my mission trip. This is really the only weekend. Tomorrow it is off to another friend’s house for some more fun.
Happy Fourth of July everyone!